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International Development and Education with Cross Cultural Communication MA

International Development and Education with Cross Cultural Communication MA

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12 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Development Economics International Studies Development Politics Communication Studies

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Course Summary

This course will enhance your understanding of international development, cross-cultural communication, entrepreneurship and education. You will develop an awareness of the role of government and markets in education. You will also explore the links between communication, culture and cultural identification.

About this course

Our course uses a multidisciplinary approach to international development. It considers contemporary global change through various perspectives, including:


The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) run through our modules. This provides a contemporary stance on where the world stands today at building a better world for people and our planet by 2030. You will explore, and gain understanding of current debates around how education contributes to the development process.

Learning through case studies will cultivate your ability to think critically about development issues. You will explore data using secondary sources and also carry out your own research through our unique placement module. This module enables you to extend your learning into the field of development, culture, human behaviour and education enabling you to gain hands-on experience with a unique opportunity to co-create and co-develop impactful change.


The module provides the student with experience of undertaking a substantial, independent textual, theoretical or empirical enquiry into an approved topic relating to the programme's subject-matter. The dissertation provides invaluable experience of undertaking research and acts as a sound foundation for students who may wish to undertake a PhD after completing the MA.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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